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Adopting in Massachusetts: The Placement Process Posted on Jun 15

Adopting in Massachusetts:  The Placement Process

Adopting in Massachusetts is a wonderful way to provide a loving and stable family for a child who needs one. If you’ve already been approved to adopt a child in Massachusetts — see the last adoption blog post on how to apply — you may   …Continue Reading Adopting in Massachusetts: The Placement Process

Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply Posted on Apr 28

Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

Whether you have struggled to have a child or always planned to adopt, choosing to adopt is an incredible gift for your family and a child in need. Many of the children waiting to be adopted in Massachusetts have experienced loss and hardship, and just   …Continue Reading Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 14

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts

Having a nurturing and stable home is essential in a child’s development process. In 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 5,425 children entered the Massachusetts foster care system in need of temporary role models who could provide guidance as   …Continue Reading Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Posted on Apr 9

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Every child has the right to a happy, healthy life. Children’s safety is not only a main concern for parents and caregivers, but for the Commonwealth as well. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) partners with families and communities to protect children from abuse and neglect   …Continue Reading Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Get Involved: Become a Mentor in Massachusetts Posted on Jan 8

Who molded you into the person you are today? Think back to high school or your first job: Did someone guide and support you when you faced difficult choices or challenges? Whether acknowledged or not, the difference makers in your life were your mentors. From   …Continue Reading Get Involved: Become a Mentor in Massachusetts

Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 23

Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts

Across the state, Massachusetts offers a wealth of resources for families and individuals who have fallen on hard times. From child advocacy to transitional assistance, state agency welfare and social services provide assistance and support for those in need. Department of Children and Families The   …Continue Reading Welfare/Social Services Assistance in Massachusetts

Adolescent Services in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 10

Adolescent Services in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is committed to providing services for the positive development and empowerment of its young people. That’s why the Adolescent Services Unit at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) supports youth 14 years old and older who have been moved from their homes to   …Continue Reading Adolescent Services in Massachusetts

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 2

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) protects children in Massachusetts from abuse and neglect, and ensures they are able to grow in nurturing home environments. When notified of an unsuitable living situation, DCF may decide to remove a child from their home and take   …Continue Reading Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts